SR Application Developer - Cognosat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 19000381
Updated: Aug 22, 2019
Location: Vernon Hills, IL, United States

The Senior Application Developer – Cognos supports business process through technology solutions. The purpose of the role is to develop business software solutions for complex and large-scale projects through object and data modeling, database design, programming, quality assurance, and implementation support. The Senior Application Developer – Cognos participates in application standards development and serves as an evangelist for best practices in development.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborate with business teams to clarify requirements and business needs.
  • Develop system applications to CDW coding standards and quality.
  • Technically manage complex and large-scale project efforts in development, maintenance and enhancements of business system applications.
  • Collaborate with other developers to determine the optimal solution architecture to ensure application efficiency, maintainability, and scalability.
  • Collaborate with business teams to develop high-level system narratives, storyboards, and user interface prototypes.
  • Develop system test plans, ensure software quality assurance (SQA) standards are achieved, and validate that business goals are accomplished.
  • Complete projects/tasks on a timely basis, according to commitments made to stakeholders and management.
  • Proactively update stakeholders and maintain open and courteous communication.
  • Report project/task status to the appropriate Application Development Manager on a weekly basis.
  • Utilize an object-oriented software lifecycle methodology.
  • Serve as a mentor/technical resource for Application Developers.

Cognos Developer Responsibilities

  • Develop visual reports (e.g., dashboards, graphs) in Cognos utilizing data from Framework Models and Multi-dimensional cubes.
  • Understand functional requirements of data consumers. Translate those requirements into technical solutions.
  • Perform analyses to troubleshoot data issues with BI solutions
  • Provide input to the development of report test plans.
  • Conduct testing and troubleshooting.
  • Collaborate with other areas in IT(e.g., DBA’s, Network Engineering, Info Security).


Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • 7 years in application development, or 5 years CDW Application Development experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent IT knowledge/experience.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach others.
  • Expertise in the appropriate technical language as aligned under required qualifications below.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and articulate details and impacts of complex proposed software solutions.
  • Proven knowledge in all stages of the software development life cycle.
  • History of working independently with little direction.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with critical attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders including senior leadership.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving responsibilities

Cognos Required Qualifications

  • At least 5 years experience of report development in Cognos.
  • 2+ years experience Cognos Administration.
  • Proficient with creation of appropriate report views, schedules, deployment archives/promotions
  • Proficient with dimensional/cube reporting (strong MDX) and relational reporting
  • Working experience with SQL Server databases, building queries, SSIS packages including experience with data warehousing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with NetVisn, Metamanager, MotioCI or equivalent third-party tools
Job Category: Corporate IT
Job Type: Full-Time

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